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Gatwick gives South Downs £60,000 to help open new disabled access routes in National Park

October 30th, 2018

The Disabled Ramblers officially opened the first of a series of new ‘Miles without Stiles’ routes in the South Downs National Park on Friday 26 October made possible thanks to £60,000 support from Gatwick Airport. The South Downs National Park Authority’s ‘Miles without Stiles’ routes allow people to explore iconic scenery without worrying about obstacles […]

Half-term Adventures in the South Downs

October 22nd, 2018

Looking for some fun ideas for enjoying the stunning October weather this half-term? The beautiful South Downs National Park is your playground so here are some suggestions for activities to help all the family get some fresh air… 1) Hunt for brightly coloured fungi Visit the golden woodlands of Pulborough Brooks for a spot of […]

Work begins on developing next priorities for South Downs National Park

October 19th, 2018

Conservation and heritage organisations, rural economy representatives, water companies, farming groups and volunteer networks are just some of the groups being challenged to help set out the priorities for the South Downs National Park for the next five years and the practical action they will take to help achieve them. The work is part of […]

Nature is good for your health

October 10th, 2018

From royal princes to sporting legends and celebrities, it’s been hard to miss recent coverage on the importance of facing up to our mental health. We spoke to Dr William Bird from Intelligent Health about the role the National Park could play in tackling health and wellbeing. In the early 1990s, as a new GP, […]

Walking the South Downs Way with Hip Dysplasia

October 1st, 2018

My name is Jill, I’m 46 and I was born with severe hip dysplasia (DDH for short). In plain English that means that my hip joints didn’t form properly before I was born – in fact most of my left hip just wasn’t there. After nine surgeries, and a lot of time in a plaster-cast […]

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